Chirayu Amin was officially appointed chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council after Lalit Modi, stripped of all his powers, was removed from the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the BCCI annual general meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday.
In other major developments, the board withdrew the fund embezzlement case against the former BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya, in the Mumbai High Court, and made secretary N. Srinivasan its president-elect.
Mr. Dalmiya was barred from holding any BCCI post in 2006. This has now been revoked. Mr. Dalmiya said the decision vindicated him.
The 70-year-old Dalmiya — a former ICC chief — played a crucial role in promoting cricket as a global sport. And the cricketing relations between the sub-continental nations improved during his tenure. Mr. Dalmiya was also largely responsible for the friendly cricketing ties between India and South Africa.
Several changes have been made to the IPL's governing council. The term of the members has been reduced from five years to one. And the two former cricketers on the panel are honorary members; earlier they were paid Rs. 1 crore each.
Ravi Shastri is one of the former cricketers on the panel. The Board is undecided about the second former player on the committee.
The BCCI also decided to send show-cause notices to Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and the franchisee from Kochi over financial and ownership issues.
Champion leg-spinner Anil Kumble will now head the National Cricket Academy, replacing Shastri. And former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar will chair the Cricket Development Committee. The term of the selection panel under Krishnamachari Srikkanth has been extended by a year.
Jyotiraditya Scindia will be in charge of the finance committee, while Farooq Abdullah will head the marketing panel. The grounds and pitches committee will work under N. Venkat Sundaram.
Hyderabad will host the second Test against New Zealand from November 12-16 after Kanpur, the original choice, and Kolkata expressed their inability to stage the match.